Funeral Director Woodland Cemetery, Mausoleum, and Crematorium

OWNED AND OPERATED BY
ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL LONDON ON

LICENSES #3285869, FE-1219, CR-02326, CM-02326
493 SPRINGBANK DRIVE, LONDON, ON N6J 1H3
TEL: (519) 471-7450   FAX: (519) 471-9142
E-MAIL:  woodland@woodlandcemetery.on.ca    
Website:  www.woodlandcemetery.ca

Funeral Director
Woodland Cemetery, Mausoleum, and Crematorium

Woodland Cemetery is looking to fill the position of Licensed Funeral Director Class 1. This Funeral Director, under the direction of the Manager of Funeral Services, will be responsible for arranging and conducting funeral services for the funeral services division of Woodland Cemetery.

The Funeral Director must possess an Ontario Funeral Director Class 1 License with a minimum of three years experience. The Funeral Director should have excellent knowledge of funeral home procedures and business practices.

Job Duties:

  • Arranges and conducts funeral services in accordance with the family’s desires, expectations, and spiritual beliefs.
  • Provide a consistently high standard of care and support for families
  • Executes funeral services contracts and documents in accordance with provincial and federal laws
  • Schedule or conduct arrangements with families
  • Basic preparation for identification or embalming of deceased
  • May include transfers from hospitals, nursing homes, and residences
  • Provide support and problem resolution via telephone, e-mail, and other vehicles of communication
  • Respond to family calls in a courteous and professional manner
  • Develop and build relationships with new families and develop additional contacts through these relationships
  • Ensure follow-up by passing leads to Cemetery Directors
  • Assist with clerical duties associated with the crematorium and processing cremated remains


Job Requirements:

  • Must have an Ontario Funeral Director Class 1 license with minimum 3 years experience.
  • High level of integrity and work ethic
  • Strong sense of ethics and the ability to handle sensitive or private information with tact and discretion
  • Ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands
  • Valid driver's licence with a clean driving abstract
  • Ability to adapt to new technology
  • Excellent attention to detail and consistently high level of accuracy

Work Conditions:

  • Periodic requirement to fulfill 24-hour on-call weekend shifts every second weekend.
  • Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, and lifting
  • Interaction with customers/clients, and the public at large
  • Operation of desktop computer and peripherals

About Woodland Cemetery, Mausoleum, and Crematorium

Woodland Cemetery, Mausoleum and Crematorium is a non-profit organization owned and operated by St. Paul’s Cathedral Anglican Church of Canada, Diocese of Huron, established in 1879 to replace St. Paul’s Grove Cemetery. Originally a 56-acre property, Woodland had grown to just under 100 acres of beautiful and tranquil landscape, which currently accommodates over 50,000 burials.

Positioned on the Thames River in London, our cemetery is a home to local wildlife, including deer, owls, and red tail hawks which can regularly be observed from the office. Offering an idyllic place for our families to lay their loved ones to rest, Woodland is a historical landmark in the city of London, Ontario.

We appreciate your interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Woodland Cemetery is dedicated to providing an atmosphere free from barriers in order to promote equity and diversity and will ensure the full participation and advancement of members of protected groups, which include but are not limited to women, Indigenous persons, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. Woodland Cemetery is committed to ensuring that its hiring process is fair and equitable for all persons.

Woodland Cemetery is committed to accessibility and to protecting the human rights of all persons in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario’s Human Rights Code. We invite and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our organization. As such, Woodland Cemetery will provide reasonable accommodation for any applicant, as requested during the recruitment process.

Completion of satisfactory business references, employment testing and proof of education are essential conditions of employment

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:
Following all COVID-19 regulations and requirements as laid out by the BAO (Bereavement Authority of Ontario) including contact tracing, mask wearing, cleaning procedures, vaccine/testing requirements for employees, and physical distancing.

Please send all resumes to: recruiter@woodlandcemetery.on.ca